From the August 2011 issue #191 Buy this issue now The August 2011 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine is making its way to subscribers (it will be on bookstore racks in a few weeks). As a result, I’m beginning to get questions about the Spice Box drawer layout and construction, as well as the secret … Read more
The TS-2 Master Try Square is one of two tools that started Bridge City Tools (the other was the SA-2 Scratch Awl), and for our next issue, John Economaki is writing a bit about his own history, the history of his company, and about how to make the TS-2 (which is no longer in production … Read more
To go with his story in the June 2011 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine, Executive Editor Robert W. Lang shot this short video on squaring a combination square.
Friday of last week, Festool Product Manager, Rick Bush stopped by the Popular Woodworking Magazine shop with information about new tools coming from Festool. We got a look at the new systainers, we got up close and personal with a CXS (a new drill coming later in the year that may become your daily driver) … Read more
Getting the four feet of a sawbench, chair or stool all in the same plane is a challenge for some woodworkers. You can end up nibbling a bar stool into an ottoman if you take the wrong approach. I’m sure there is some way to do this with the power of math, triangles and unicorn … Read more
What makes woodworking fun for me is that I learn something new nearly every day. This past week, Monday was a day filled with learning – I spent the day with Ron Herman as he filmed the first of two new DVDs. The project for the day was a joinery exercise that walks through nine … Read more
Our Tricks of the Trade column is written by our readers, and most of the entries come from “regular guys.” Occasionally we receive a trick from someone more recognizable, and this month our video trick comes from north of the border, courtesy of Mag Ruffman, aka “toolgirl.” Mag has written articles for us in previous … Read more